Headaches are a very common condition that we see in our chiropractic office, for anyone suffering from headaches give us a call today at 858-452-2202.
Headaches and Vertebrae
Most headaches are caused by a musculoskeletal problem ie a misalignment of the vertebrae of the spine that can cause spasms of the muscles of the neck and cause a tension type headache. How do vertebrae misalign? Injures, accidents and traumas. 50% of all kids fall on their heads by six months of age, maybe off a changing table, a bed or a couch. By the time we are 12 years old, we have all fallen out of a tree, off a bicycle or some other injury just by being a kid. The headaches may start then at that time or more likely over time.
Frontal headaches are usually caused by problems at the lower part of the neck while suboccipital (base of the skull) headaches are caused by problems in the upper neck by the skull. Headaches on the sides of the head can be caused by chemistry such as hangovers, migraines or an internal problem that refers pain to the sides of the head.
Chiropractic and Headaches
Chiropractors, and especially Gonstead Chiropractors, have a very good track record on helping headaches. It is not uncommon to have a patient get adjusted by a chiropractor and have the headache gone by the time they leave the office. To do the best for you, an exam is needed; a chiropractic, orthopedic, neurological and nutritional exam to find out what is the cause of your headaches.
As a Gonstead Chiropractor, I would take x-rays to see the best way to adjust the spine to get the best results as fast as we can.
Give us a call at 858-452-2202.